ON GOLDEN POND

V'07

ON GOLDEN POND

Mark Rydell
USA, 1981
Fiction, 109min, OF

ON GOLDEN POND

Mark Rydell
USA, 1981
Fiction, 109min, OF

Cast: 
Katharine Hepburn
Ethel Thayer
Henry Fonda
Norman Thayer Jr.
Jane Fonda
Chelsea Thayer Wayne
Doug McKeon
Billy Ray
Dabney Coleman
Bill Ray
William Lanteau
Charlie Martin
Screenplay: 
Ernest Thompson
Sound: 
Kay Rose
Camera: 
Billy Williams
Editor: 
Robert L. Wolfe
Composer: 
Dave Grusin
Decoration: 
Stephen Grimes
Costume: 
Dorothy Jeakins

Production: 
IPC Films / Universal
World Sales: 
Peter Langs IPMA (NBC Universal) 100 Universal City Plaza Bldg. 2282, Room 124 Universal City, CA 91608, USA T 818 763 77 88 ipma@earthlink.net
Format: 
35 mm
Color
Neue Kopie aus der Sammlung des Academy Film Archive

Henry Fonda and Katharine Hepburn are starring in this drama about an aging couple whose annual trip to their lakeside New England summer cottage offers Fonda a chance to reconcile his relationship with his grown daughter (Jane Fonda) and form a new friendship with her boyfriend's son.
On Golden Pond is a treasure for many reasons, but the best one, I think, is that I could believe it. (...) As everybody knows, this is the first film in which Katherine Hepburn and the two Fondas have acted in any combination with one another. Some reviews actually seem to dismiss the casting as a stunt. I believe it adds immeasurably to the film's effect. If Hepburn and Henry Fonda are legends, seen in the twilight of their lives, and if we have heard that Jane and Henry have had some of the same problems offscreen that they have in this story - does that make the movie simple gossip? No, not if the movie deals honestly with the problems, as this one does. (Roger Ebert)

New copy from the collection of the Academy Film Archive